Rachael Ray: Halloween Dirt Dessert Recipe

Rachael Ray: Halloween Dirt Dessert

Baking dessert should never be a chore! It’s time to kill two birds with one stone and get your kids involved in the kitchen, while also preparing a dessert perfect for Halloween! Heather prepared her Dirt Dessert, which tastes a lot better than it sounds! Crushed cookies with pudding give the appearance of not-so-edible Earth, and a few decoration take this tasty treat over the top! Heather also likes to serve her Dirt Desserts with chocolate spoons. She melts chocolate and then dips plastic spoons into the chocolate before letting the chocolate harden. You’re left with a partially-edible utensil!

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Rachael Ray: Halloween Dirt Dessert Recipe Ingredients

Rachael Ray: Halloween Dirt Dessert Recipe

Heather’s Dirt Dessert is perfect for Halloween, or anytime you want to get your kids involved in making a delectable sweet treat! (56018665@N08 / Flickr)

  • 1/4 C butter – softened
  • 3 1/2 C cold 2% milk
  • 1 12-oz tub whipped topping
  • 1 8-oz package cream cheese – softened
  • 1 C confectioners’ sugar
  • 1 3.4-oz package instant chocolate pudding mix
  • 1 package chocolate sandwich cookies – crushed

For Topping:

  • marshmallow ghosts
  • chocolate wafer cookies
  • orange melting chocolate wafers
  • gummy worms
  • chocolate decorating icing


Rachael Ray: Halloween Dirt Dessert Recipe Directions

  1. In a large bowl, use an immersion blender to mix the butter, cream cheese, and confectioners’ sugar until smooth
  2. In a different large bowl, whisk the milk and pudding mixes for 2 minutes, then let stand for 2 minutes to set
  3. Slowly add the pudding to the cream cheese mixture while stirring, then fold in the whipped topping
  4. Spread the crushed chocolate sandwich cookies in the bottom of each cup, then add a layer of pudding
  5. Repeat with more crushed cookie and another pudding layer, and keep layering until the ingredients are used, ending with the chocolate cookies
  6. Decorate with orange chocolate wafers, marshmallow ghosts, wafer cookie gravestones, or gummy worms


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